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  • Excluding federal offshore areas, New Mexico ranked sixth in crude oil production in the nation in 2015.
  • New Mexico’s marketed production of natural gas rose in the past three years to account for 4.3% of U.S. marketed natural gas production in 2015, which was nevertheless a 27% decline from its 2000 peak. 
  • New Mexico has 26% of the nation's coalbed methane proved reserves, second only to Colorado in the United States.
  • In 2015, New Mexico ranked sixth in the nation in utility-scale electricity generation from solar energy.
  • New Mexico reservations have abundant renewable energy potential, including solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass resources.

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

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New Mexico, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 20
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 34
Production
Total Energy 8
Crude Oil 5
Natural Gas 9
Coal 10
Electricity 35
Prices
Natural Gas 34
Electricity 19
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 37

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New Mexico Public Regulation Commission

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New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Energy Conservation and Management Division

New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority

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